Next major to take place in January
HLTV.org has learned that the next Valve-supported CS:GO Major will not take place this year, but instead is expected to happen in January 2017.
After three Majors in each of 2014 and 2015, this calendar year will end with ESL One Cologne as its second and last Valve-supported major, HLTV.org has learned.
As is custom in the major selection process, Valve recently asked various tournament organizers to submit their proposal for where and when they could run the tenth CS:GO Major.
SK will remain the only Major champions in 2016
At that point, it was said that they are aiming for January 2017 as a tentative date, which Valve confirmed to HLTV.org.
It is still not determined which tournament organizer and location will be in charge of expanding on the CS:GO legacy, but MLG have already stated they have the stadium ready to repeat this year's Columbus event.
It is also expected for DreamHack to enter the race strongly, as after organizing a Major each of the past 3 years (DH Winter in 2013 and 2014, and DH Cluj in 2015) they will end up empty handed this year. It is rumored that numerous other organizers, such as ELEAGUE, FACEIT, ESL, Starladder, ESWC and possibly more have also submitted their proposals.